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Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 3:10:41 PM   
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Her name is Abbigail...





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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 3:14:25 PM   
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Combat Results--due to her ppprrrrrfect advice--are closely watched!




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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 3:15:07 PM   
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Mine, called Rosie, is I am sure a Japanese agent, she nudges the mouse at crucial moments and messes up my plans.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 4:18:06 PM   
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Mine is called "Cat butt" and when it appears, I use a shot of compressed air to clear the area! The cat pretty much runs when I reach for the can.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 4:41:21 PM   
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Which side is he rooting for?


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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 4:44:04 PM   
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Combat Results--due to her ppprrrrrfect advice--are closely watched!





What, does the old lady have you locked in the basement reading Clive Cussler novels?

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 5:02:01 PM   
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Mine simply stand sideways against the monitor and look at me.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 5:18:16 PM   
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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 5:26:26 PM   
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This thread is yet another reminder of why computer-based games are far superior to board versions.

I remember countless times as a teenager coming home from school and finding counters from various Avalon Hill and SPI games strewn all across the floor - 100s of hours played in vain due to some curious feline's antics.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 5:27:15 PM   
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Well..those kitties are just...evil...




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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 5:37:29 PM   
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This is what happens when you use a mouse....

This thread is the first time I have every seen a photo of John III, my former opponent. He is nothing like the mental image I had formed of him. In my mind's eye, John had long locks of wavy golden hair, dressed in spandex biker shorts, and resembled Barry Gibb....

No, wait! That's my image of Bradford Kay!

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 5:58:42 PM   
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Dan... no blonde hair here... my flowing locks are salt and pepper! And I only wear my cycling shorts while riding (or driving to and from a ride) - they aren't comfortable off the bike. And unfortunately I am told that I look like Mike Meyers...


BTW: this is just another example of the Kitty Anti-Literacy campaign going high tech!

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 6:15:04 PM   
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Even when I HAD hair, it was not wavy! I've Posted pictures before of me and the family when we had a long-running thread about who we are and what we look like. Think the Southern Paddler has been drinking too many Mint Julips on the Porch of his Georgia home!

Could have a shot facing the back of the office where all my Histories are. Have been reading Clive Cussler ever since Raise the Titanic in the mid-70s. Have got everyone of his books in hardback. He is a guilty indulgence now. His works are located next to Larry Bond's and Tom Clancy's. It is a DUNGEON though. I retreat into my man cave to avoid the said MRS and sons. Doesn't work too well now but you know...

The doctored picture of Abbigail looking for Catalinas nearly made me spew! Well done!

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 6:22:17 PM   
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Icedawg is right about counters with the old games. Man I remember playing out a scenario of Flattop once and coming home to find that the cats had had a fight on the board and EVERYTHING was spread EVERYWHERE! Terrible...


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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 6:26:56 PM   
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Avalon Hill's 1776 was the worst... combat occurred within the hex, so you'd have these huge stacks of counters that the cat just couldn't resist toppling. I had a cat named Joe Hooker who would sneak up, knock the stack flying and then take off at full speed in hopes of avoiding retribution...

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 6:38:14 PM   
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1776 was bad, but what about Terrible Swift Sword?!  One day, Heth's division was advancing to engage Buford.  My gerbil intervened and Heth straddled the Baltimore Pike.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 6:44:32 PM   
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I don't want to hijack this thread but seeing this reminded me of an email I received with the following. Enjoy Daryl


CAT DIARY

Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are
fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt
for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in
order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is
my dream of escape.

In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their
feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly
demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made
condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.
Bastards!

They continue to pick me up and handle me, an obvious attempt to
subvert me.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was
placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However,
I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my
confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn
what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one
of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.
I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and
snitches.

The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released -- and
seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

Tonight I will again lay on their heads while they sleep and hope to
smother them.


DOG DIARY

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 PM - Ran back and forth in the hall! My favorite thing!
5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 PM - Got to play tug! My favorite thing!
8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 6:44:53 PM   
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You had a cat named Joe Hooker? Man...I thought I was a GEEK!


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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 7:03:19 PM   
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so funny drw!

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 7:20:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

You had a cat named Joe Hooker? Man...I thought I was a GEEK!


Well, you are. Just because CR is one doesn't preclude the possibility of you both being inveterate dorkwads, John.

ETA: My orange tabby-that passed away a few years ago-had matching sets of three orange stripes on each arm. He was also (at one point) the newest addition to our household, hence the FNG acronym. His name? Sergeant FiNG. Now THAT's a geek name for ya.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 7:57:46 PM   
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I have a 3 legged lab with an active tail I have to keep an eye on.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 8:34:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

Icedawg is right about counters with the old games. Man I remember playing out a scenario of Flattop once and coming home to find that the cats had had a fight on the board and EVERYTHING was spread EVERYWHERE! Terrible...



Don't ever, ever, ever ask me to tell you the story about my "Red Barricades" board and the pot roast. 20 years of therapy and I am still having nightmares about it....
It is a miracle that the marriage survived..


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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 8:38:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

1776 was bad, but what about Terrible Swift Sword?!  One day, Heth's division was advancing to engage Buford.  My gerbil intervened and Heth straddled the Baltimore Pike.


Such a great game. "A Gleam of Bayonets" too. I still own them both. Doubt I could play them again but don't have the heart to get rid of them.

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 9:42:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: crsutton


quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

1776 was bad, but what about Terrible Swift Sword?!  One day, Heth's division was advancing to engage Buford.  My gerbil intervened and Heth straddled the Baltimore Pike.


Such a great game. "A Gleam of Bayonets" too. I still own them both. Doubt I could play them again but don't have the heart to get rid of them.



crsutton -

From 1971 until 1989 (when computers entered my life!) I would periodically come home on leave and buy one or two hundred dollars worth of board games, from Squad Leader though "A Gleam of Bayonets". Was really only able to play Squad Leader (and it is absolutely awesome to have all the modules - one of the advantages of being older..<grin>) due to time constraints.

In February of 1999 my basement flooded, water damaging about 50% of the 60 or so board games stacked on the floor, but I was able to dry them out and only lost one - Victory Games "Panzer Commander" (IIRC).

Fortunately, with the advent of computers and HPS's "Aide de Camp" it is possible to convert any board game to a computer format - regardless of water damage.

As for Cats: Probably in 1979 or so, a friend and I attempted to play SPI's War in the Pacific. We came up with a system that had two doors, mounted horizontally (like a table) but hung with light cords from pulleys in the garage. It did wobble a bit while playing, but when done, the doors could be retracted up and out of the way. Disaster hit when Louie (of Casablanca fame), a Siamese with an attitude, decided to sleep on the maps. I recall seeing his malevolent eyes staring down at me while his tail swept part of the board clean.

We didn't get too far into the game because I was only home on leave for a short time, but we did thoroughly enjoy our selfs setting everything up and doing the opening moves.

OK - your post and this thread brought back many memories.

Mac

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 9:46:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: crsutton


quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

Icedawg is right about counters with the old games. Man I remember playing out a scenario of Flattop once and coming home to find that the cats had had a fight on the board and EVERYTHING was spread EVERYWHERE! Terrible...



Don't ever, ever, ever ask me to tell you the story about my "Red Barricades" board and the pot roast. 20 years of therapy and I am still having nightmares about it....
It is a miracle that the marriage survived..


Hey crsutton,

What's all this about the Red Barricades board and the pot roast? Kind of like "The Noodle Incident" in Calvin and Hobbes?

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 3/31/2012 11:20:58 PM   
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my secret weapon, though i don#t know whether it makes me better...




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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 4/1/2012 3:40:08 AM   
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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 4/1/2012 5:59:31 AM   
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Drang nach Osten! 7 of us (4 German, 3 Russian), 5 were unemployed at the time so the gaming was good; and the other two brought the beer. Well disciplined with the door until once, well into the evening after an all day marathon where the beer started about 15:00 the Pizza guy arrived. Heard a strange noise upstairs and ran up to discover my buddies younger sister's cat playing hockey with Army Group Center. Surprisingly the cat survived. Disappointingly the game was a wash and we all went out and got jobs... Cats!

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 4/1/2012 7:24:29 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: drw61

I don't want to hijack this thread but seeing this reminded me of an email I received with the following. Enjoy Daryl


CAT DIARY

Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are
fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt
for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in
order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is
my dream of escape.

In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their
feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly
demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made
condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.
Bastards!

They continue to pick me up and handle me, an obvious attempt to
subvert me.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was
placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However,
I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my
confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn
what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one
of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.
I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and
snitches.

The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released -- and
seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

Tonight I will again lay on their heads while they sleep and hope to
smother them.


DOG DIARY

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 PM - Ran back and forth in the hall! My favorite thing!
5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 PM - Got to play tug! My favorite thing!
8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Made me laugh...

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RE: Do you have a SECRET Weapon? I do... - 4/1/2012 9:12:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

Her name is Abbigail...







The man has a ringer!

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